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Announcing the 2023 Kluge Fellowship Selectees

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce the newest cohort of Kluge Fellows at the Library of Congress. Each year, we consider dozens of applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities for the Kluge Fellowship and select twelve that are best-suited to the Library’s collections and the Kluge Center’s mission. Fellows …

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Kluge Center Welcomes Dana R. Fisher into Residence

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana R. Fisher as Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Fisher will begin her time in residence in May, 2022. At the Kluge Center, she will work on the book project “Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action,” set to …

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Register Now for the Kluge Center’s April Events

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and with it, the Kluge Center is preparing for the return of in-person events here at the Library of Congress. In April alone, the Kluge Center will host four book conversations with authors, as well as the next event in the Pillars of Democracy series. Here is what’s in …

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Announcing the 2020 Jon B. Lovelace Fellow

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce that Camille Moreddu has been selected as the newest Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress. Camille Moreddu is a French cultural historian from Paris-Nanterre University. She has researched the emergence of the concept of “American …

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Announcing a Single Consolidated Deadline for Our Endowed Fellowship Programs

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

The Kluge Center is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our endowed fellowship programs at the Library of Congress. The Center offers residential fellowships to scholars and thought leaders to make use of the Library’s vast collections and digital resources. This year, four of our programs will have a new consolidated …

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Rishad Choudhury on Studying the Breakdown of Muslim Empires Through the Hajj

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Rishad Choudhury is a Kluge Fellow as well as Assistant Professor of History at Oberlin College. He is currently working on a book-length project, ‘‘Hajj between Empires: Indo-Muslim Pilgrimage and Political Culture, 1739–1820.’’ Mike Stratmoen: Could you describe your project for us? Rishad Choudhury: My book on the hajj pilgrimage is set in an age …

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Lovelace Fellow Velia Ivanova Answers Four Questions About Her Scholarship and Experience at the Kluge Center

Posted by: Michael Stratmoen

Velia Ivanova is the current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection, found here at the Library of Congress. Velia is a Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology at Columbia University in New York. I interviewed Ivanova on her research project, her academic program at Columbia, and notable finds that she …